Local bifurcations of a three-level optically pumped laser

W Forysiak, R. G. Harrison, J. V. Moloney

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We report on a linear-stability analysis of a three-level, resonantly optically pumped, homogeneously broadened, single-mode laser. We identify the relatively simple nature of the local bifurcations on the nonlasing branch comprising pitchfork, Hopf, and codimension-2 bifurcations. Their use is demonstrated in identifying regions of parameter space in which we may expect steady, periodic, and more complex dynamical behavior. © 1989 The American Physical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-423
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review A (General Physics)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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